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Calexico Joey Burns and John Convertino
The Show recently got a taste of the newest album by Arizona music legends Calexico. It's called "El Mirador." This is their 10th studio album, a landmark in their careers that frontman Joey Burns says wasn't actually on his mind when he went into the studio.
Jun. 20, 2022
Brittney Griner
Last week, members of the Phoenix Mercury met with State Department officials to talk about the situation. Vince Kozar was in that meeting; he’s president of business operations for the Mercury.
Jun. 20, 2022
backyard pool with slide
In the sharing economy, we can rent — or rent out — our homes and our cars, and now, our pools. Michael Goldstein is a travel writer and a contributor to Forbes. He’s written about one of these companies, called Swimply. The Show spoke with him to learn about the venture.
Jun. 16, 2022
Keiko Ratcliffe, founder and CEO of Skye's the Limit foundation, makes a heart with her hands while posing in front of the mural's selfie spot. The birds behind Ratcliffe look like a butterfly's wings when she stands in front of them.
Keiko Ratcliffe is the founder of Skye’s the Limit Foundation, which provides suicide prevention and substance misuse resources for young adults. This summer, the foundation unveiled its newest project: a community mural at the top of the Arizona Center’s parking garage.
Jun. 15, 2022
Harold Branch III
Last year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday. The name commemorates June 19, 1865 — the day that African American slaves in Texas received word they had been freed from enslavement two and half years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. In the Valley, people celebrate the holiday in different ways.
Jun. 14, 2022
Jason Boatman
Jason Boatman has lived in the Bay Area, London, Berlin and moved to Phoenix in 2010. He says he’s been five years sober but that "growing up" has taken much longer than that. After a year of sobriety, Jason found he was discontent and was craving a deeper understanding and a search for meaning.
Jun. 14, 2022
Darren Huang
For the past couple of weeks, Instagram users have been sharing pie charts on their stories. These aren’t math quizzes, though; they’re related to the kinds of music people are listening to on Spotify.
Jun. 14, 2022
man grilling peppers
Imagine investing $800,000 into a program and see it generate $6 million in a year. Local First Arizona says it’s happening through the Arizona Economic Recovery Center.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 13, 2022
soccer ball
Amid a tight labor market, jobs are going unfilled in just about every sector of the economy. In Arizona and across the country, that includes youth sports referees.
Jun. 11, 2022
Red and white electric guitar on stand with amp
A portion of Eighth Street in Tempe is being renamed to “Allison Road Avenue” to celebrate the Gin Blossoms, one of the city’s most popular musical acts.
Jun. 10, 2022
Chris Garagiola Seth Beer
Joe Garagiola closed his long broadcasting career about a decade ago as a TV analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now, in a way, his grandson Chris is following in his footsteps.
Jun. 10, 2022
Maryvale Pool Phoenix
After years of closures around the Valley, this year's summer starts off with a splash as more public pools reopen. But a lifeguard shortage in the city of Phoenix is still leaving a number of them closed.
Jun. 10, 2022
Robert Sarver
The NBA commissioner told Yahoo Sports that the investigation of Robert Sarver is getting close to the end. The league’s review of the Phoenix Suns owner was launched in the wake of toxic workplace allegations, which Sarver has denied.
Jun. 9, 2022
Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Trail
The city of Phoenix is closing a number of popular hiking trails during excessively hot days this summer.
Jun. 9, 2022
Uprooted exhibition at Modified Arts
An exhibition at Modified Arts in Phoenix features an array of pieces — digital and otherwise — by artists who are also activists focused on what imperialism has done to their homes, including Korea and the Philippines.
Jun. 9, 2022
Oscar Howe Fighting Bucks painting
What defines Native American art? ASU professor Jacob Meders explores the history of balancing Indigenous identity and creativity.
Jun. 8, 2022
A Coconino High School graduate has placed high in a national poetry recitation contest. After several preliminary rounds between competing presenters at local and state levels, Oscar Manuel Landa Samano placed third in the national finals of the Poetry Out Loud contest last weekend.
Jun. 7, 2022
Brittney Griner
At the rally was Trevor Reed, a Marine recently released from Russia, and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd.
Jun. 7, 2022
Red and white electric guitar on stand with amp
One-hit wonders — are they cursed songs, giving their artists a brief taste of popularity? Or amazing songs that will forever be remembered in our pop culture consciousness? To learn what makes a one-hit wonder, The Show spoke with music writer Amy Young.
Jun. 7, 2022
Corey Woods
A passionate Tempe City Council meeting at the end of last week led to a 5-2 vote in favor of going forward with negotiations on a possible entertainment district and hockey arena for the Arizona Coyotes.
Jun. 6, 2022


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